Libertad

4.8
2411 Reviews
$30 and under
Latin American
Libertad is a casual and lively downtown Skokie restaurant featuring Latin American inspired cuisine.

Libertad offers bold and exciting flavors on a seasonal menu of small plates ideal for sharing and experiencing the diverse mosaic of the countries that make up Latin America.

Noted mixologist Julieta Campos presents tasty and creative cocktail selections, and guest Sommeliers compile a succinct wine list that complements the menu with selections by the glass and bottle.

Support Libertad during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 2411 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.7
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4.5
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ScotK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is fabulous. Loved each of the six dishes that we ordered as a family of four. The seafood in particular shone through. Pulpo was perfection!

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EdieEats
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious, with a wonderful variety of flavors. This was the first time we have been on the new and improved patio, and are looking forward to year round visits!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!! Our friends had never been and loved the food. Great job guys.

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AmyH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always SO delicious here! can’t wait to come back.

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vipKGbaby
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Such a noisy place! We sat inside and could hardly hear each other across our small table. Too close to the cooking, servers going back and forth. Food was ok but expensive for the portion size. We won’t be returning.

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ReedH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this little restaurant. The shared plates were amazing and the service was really good. We loved the hummus, the Polpo and the Carne Asada. Tremendous flavor and perfect portion size. I can't wait to come back to try their desserts--we had to rush out for an appointment.

We'll definitely be back!

JS
JonShay
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always love Libertad--there's no other restaurant like it. From the cocktails to the dessert and everything in between, you'd be hard-pressed to find a such a varied, wonderful range of flavors. It's one of the few restaurants that challenges a vegetarian by offering numerous options instead of just one-- I had a tempura-battered poblano pepper stuffed with goat cheese, peblitas, avocado, tomatoes, and a vinaigrette. So good! We followed that with tostadas - black bean puree, tofu en adobo, avocado, cabbage, watermelon radish, and cashew crema. The flavors were subtle and worked really well together. I would definitely recommend you try this, ideally with two or three friends to take advantage of sharing dishes.

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vipElizabethG
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FABULOUS CUISINE
Excellent service
Attention to detail!

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MikeS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food and drinks. Tuna taco special was deliciously light and flavorful. Service was prompt and courteous and the atmosphere very welcoming.

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vipGirishaC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Chicago northshore pound for pound

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Cvas
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary. Our server, Hannah, was fantastic and went out of her way to make it special. The food was absolutely delish!

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vipChris
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

really diverse menu, great vegetarian options and all the entrees we tried were delicious. The back patio was lovely on a nice summer evening. We will return to try out more of the dishes next time.

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PeggyH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No matter what time you dine at Libertad, the service and the food are outstanding. Tables are socially distanced, cleanliness is impeccable. Love, love, love this restaurant!

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vipJeff
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service, creative cocktails and outstanding food. The octopus with potatoes/chorizo was our favorite! We will be back!

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vipNotYourAverageDiner
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautifully plated and delicious! Loved every bite! We're still talking about it!

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MaraS
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four of us shared six small plates, all of which were absolutely delicious.

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vipNancyS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EXCELLENT meal....every dish was UNIQUE AND SOOO FLAVORFULL! It was my first time here and can NOT WAIT to go back!!!!! JUST DELICIOUS!!!

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vipDependable
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and servers were friendly and helped with recommendations. Cocktails were great as well.

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casualfoodie
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the greatest restaurants in the Chicagoland area, and easily the gem of Skokie. Amazing sharable plates and perfectly paired cocktails for a unique experience. Genius chef and attentive staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and perfect!

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Michele
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. We went for Sunday brunch. Outstanding in every way, from food to presentation to service. I would absolutely recommend this restaurant.

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vipkolmar
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch with old friends. The team at Libertad could not have been more accommodating. Libertad is fantastic

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vipYachtsman5280
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Experience! Food flavors were impressive. Service top notch! First visit and will be back. Cheers to Libertad kitchen staff. Hanna our server was especially great to pivot to our food allergies and make recommendations. This is what a restaurant “experience” should be.

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Robyne
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delicious - creative and beautifully presented.
Patio is now tented so one loud group is definitely noticeable.

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vipMichelleV
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our dinner at Libertad. Great outdoor seating area. Cozy not cramped with people.
Great service and attentive staff. Food is shareable and delicious. Try everything! Especially the flautas and Scallops. My sangria was amazing too!
Thank you Skokie for free parking! Better than going to the city!

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Skokieregular
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

What we love about Libertad is that they change their menu seasonally. That means that maybe not everything will be a hit.

On our latest visit, we ordered a roasted cabbage dish that was okay but not terrific. A for effort. We tried a cauliflower dish with farro (almost a risotto type dish) which we liked much better.

We also ordered a lump crab cake that, while good, we've had equivalent or better for perhaps better value considering we had to share one cake. We liked the rack of lamb better, though it was a bit pricey. But certainly enough for two people.

We'll always go back to Libertad because of the inventiveness, great staff and service as well being a local business.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a tremendous discovery thanks to Open Table. We were looking for a new place to try for brunch and the food was outstanding.

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vipWorkingForALivin
Chicago
73 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it, thanks Hugo :)

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vipRichardC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place! We had a really nice meal on the outside (covered) patio area. Food was amazing, great service and nice ambience.

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PhilB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great, never disappoints. Wonderful dinner!

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vipBadtaste
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Longtime customer, first-time brunch. One of the best breakfast burritos I’ve ever had. Friendly service. Always a treat to eat here. Not the same old Mexican. Creative spins on classics, better ingredient quality, chef knows his stuff.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food -love the staff— have had the most perfect party for our anniversary before covid. So glad to see everyone again enjoying the fantastic food.

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SusanL
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful delicious food. Finally went on a Thursday evening because couldn't get in on the weekend.

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KendraT
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Hidden gem in Skokie! Cali dish was outstanding. Tons of flavor!

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LinseyR
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and drinks (especially the margarita!). Exceptional customer service, they went above and beyond to make our anniversary dinner extra special.

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vipWorkingForALivin
Chicago
73 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant !!!!

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loewrealestate
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They made Mother’s Day very special

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MindyF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a great time on the patio. It was lovely and festive. The staff could not have been more friendly and efficient.

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Adriana
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was delicious. The service was good. Will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food was delicious but the staff was a bit along

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Libertad using the Order Online button. Libertad also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (847) 674-8100.

Libertad is rated 4.8 stars by 2411 OpenTable diners.

Libertad does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/libertad/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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